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Radio Show 291 Thursday January 31, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday January 31. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Winter – Tori Amos

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Let’s begin with a lovely song about the end of summer.

1.) Winter Song – Lake Superior
2.) Winter – Dave Jarvis
3.) Cold Cold – Aaron Flinn
4.) Let’s – Milton Busker and the Grim Work

That’s the last song from the Grim Work album. I’ll have to find a new one to play all the way through starting next week. What a great album. Cool songs from Aaron, Dave and Lake. It’s cold. No reason to fight it. Let’s embrace it, but first, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for a hot performance.

5.) Hawks – Happy Spangler
6.) Bit O Honey – Happy Spangler
7.) Golden Cadillac = Happy Spangler
8.) Never Let Me Go – Happy Spangler

Thanks Ryan Cohen for literally making everything sound so great. Thanks to Sam Mark for helping with the setup and tear down. Thanks Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work. Special thanks to the band for a great performance and the surprise addition of Samara Lark Brown and Aya Inoue on backing vocals. OK, let’s dive back into winter.

9.) Cold Stompin’ – Ninja Custodian
10.) Wish For Winter – Near North
11.) Stylus Of Id – Soma
12.) Cold Wind – The Thursday Torys

Cool song from the lovely band. Id has references to Orion, who always brings winter. Cool songs from Near and Ninja. OK, let’s keep going.

13.) Cold Water Morning – Satori Bob
14.) Winter Is Finally Here – The Smittens
15.) Winter Snow – The Zi Trees
16.) Winter Blues – The Red Newts

That was recorded live at Nectar’s. I haven’t caught up with Zi for a while but saw them play a nice show last summer. Lovely song from Smittens. Bob used to play around town many years ago. OK, let’s play a band from the Boston area.

17.) Winter’s Gun – Slowdim
18.) Cold Night – Guthrie Galileo
19.) Heavy Winter Heavy Snow – My First Days On Junk
20.) Winter Is Over – Apartment 3
21.) Winter Bender – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

Go out, have drinks, embrace winter, I like that idea from Rabbit. Cool wish from Apartment. I think Junk is an Urian Hackney band. Cool flow to that music. Guthrie comes to town often. OK, it’s definitely frosty out there.

22.) Frosty Pink Skies – Miku Daza
23.) Let The Cold In – Mr. Doubtfire
24.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai
25.) It’s Cold – Black Rabbit
26.) Cold – Seth Yacovone Band

Cool song from Seth. I love the countdown in the Rabbit song. It sure seems that way Suburban. Lovely song from Doubt and smoking rocker from Miku. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs after
Long Cold Day – Fish
Apartment Song – The Tragically Hip
Cold Ethyl – Alice Cooper
Stone Cold – Rainbow
Wintermute – Black Pyramid
Growing Colder – TILT
James And The Cold Gun – Kate Bush
Winter Winter – The Waterboys
Mistrial Wind – Heart
Cold Gin – Ace Frehley
Travelin’ Band – Def Leppard
Moonage Daydream – David Bowie
When Men Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Twilight Alehouse – Genesis
Then – Yes
From Now On – Supertramp
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming

 

 

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Radio Show 279 Thursday October 25, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Thursday October 25. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) – Concrete Blonde

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. The skies are gray, the air is cold and the leaves are falling from the trees. Summer is gone and Halloween is almost upon us. Usually, Mr E. Ghoul crosses over to join us, but the veil is still too strong, being so many days away. I, alone, will guide you through the terror that is the Vermont music scene. Let’s begin with a song about the dead.

1.) Stardust For Dessert – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
2.) Ghosts Aren’t Free – Ballroom Sofa
3.) Release The Dead – Chin Ho
4.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music

Thank you for reminding us of our mortality Troy. I dug up that ancient song from Chin. Chilling thought from Sofa and beautifully disturbing song from David and the band. OK, let’s get a little magical.

5.) I Put A Spell On You – Kat Wright and Marco Benevento
6.) Devil – farm
7.) A Monster’s Holiday – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
8.) Devil Knows My Name – Great Western

Is there anything scarier than the devil knowing your name? Hmm, apparently the gators prefer to celebrate their monsters. Nice attempt to outrun the devil Farm. That was a lovely spell concocted one night at Radio Bean by the dynamic duo. Here is another song that I found deeply buried.

9.) Vampyre – Dave Jarvis (Hipp Notix)
10.) Oh My God – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
11.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
12.) Graveyard Before Dark – Alice Austin

Such a scary song from Alice. Hana speaks of how the veil between the living and the dead is understood down south. Terrifying imagery from Sarah and a lovely oldie from Dave. Care to jam with some monsters?

13.) Halloween Jam – The Dead Shakers
14.) Nightmare On Elm Street – Savage Hen
15.) With The Dead – Vultures of Cult
16.) Full Moon Dark Places – Bull & Prairie

Vermont is full of dark places, and the shadows of the full moon only make them more terrifying. I fear the Vultures may have gotten too close to their song. Disturbing song from the Hen and a scary stream of monsters for the Dead. Speaking of death.

17.) Death Of A Barn Cat – Dirtminers
18.) Black Cat – Black Rabbit
19.) Hell Chicken – Swillbillie
20.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker

I hope you survived the terror of being alone, barely safe, wondering what lies beyond the door. Swillbillie are wise to make us aware of the terror wrought by chickens. Halloween was made for cats. OK, it’s time to panic.

21.) Panic – Miku Daza
22.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
23.) Ghostified – Persian Claws
24.) Raising The Dead – Carraway

Lovely song about zombies dancing. Terror filled song by the Claws. Phil sings of the battle between life and death and Miku rightly advises panic. This next soul seems to be trying to give up supernatural ways. Silly human.

25.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
26.) Demon Eyes – Lake Superior
27.) One More Grave – The Contrarian
28.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
29.) Counting On A Ghost – Elephants of Scotland

You can always count on a ghost, even if Aaron disagrees. Lovely songs of demons from Crazy and Superior. Even one so contrary understands the power of the grave. Well, I hope you were not too scared listening to the terrifying music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after – Incubus (with graveyard intro and geezabum outro) – Fish
Thugs – The Tragically Hip
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
Hell Toupee – Derek Smalls
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Angels And Devils – Invisible Homes
Monsters – Cold Sweat
Heaven And Hell – Dio
Angels Of Death – Hawkwind
Killing Ghosts – Better Things
Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden
Feel The Thunder – Blue Oyster Cult
War Pigs – Black Sabbath
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie
Devil Eyes – Jakals
Please Mr Gravedigger – David Bowie
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple.
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 230 Thursday October 26, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday October 26, It can be streamed at WBKM,ORG or at our Facebook page link here: WBKM It will go as follows:

Song before: Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (extended) – Concrete Blonde

intro

From our small city to the great big world these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s almost Halloween and I have a bunch of scary local songs lined up tonight, but first let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance by the mighty Ruckzuck Warning: This show could disorient your sense of space and time.

1.) I Ruined The Moon – Ruckzuck
2.) Alan’s Garden – Ruckzuck
3.) Future Shock – Ruckzuck
4.) Miss Cancy – Ruckzuck

I want to thank Ruckzuck for playing three times last Sunday and for their relentless touring and over the top music. It just fills my heart and I hope it does the same for you. Thanks also to Ryan Cohen for relentlessly making us sound great. OK, it’s almost Halloween. Let’s begin with a song about the dead.

5.) Stardust For Dessert – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
6.) A Monster’s Holiday – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
7.) Devil – farm
8.) Devil Knows My Name – Great Western

Great songs from Western and Farm. The first two were recorded at Robot Dog when those bands stopped in and played. OK, let’s go on to the next song from the Surf Sabbath album that I’m playing all the way through week after week.

9.) Hole In The Sky – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
10.) Ninjas Vs Zombies – Phil Yates
11.) Oh My God – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
12.) Ghostified – Persian Claws

Great ghostly rocker from the Claws. Sarah has lots of supernatural imagery in that song. Great song from the unaffiliated Phil Yates. Great surf rock version of the Sabbath song. OK, let’s keep rocking.

13.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
14.) I Put A Spell On You – Marco Benevento and Kat Wright
15.) Death Of A Barn Cat – Dirtminers
16.) Graveyard Before Dark – Alice Austin

Great song from the legendary Alice Austin. Cool song about a sad subject by the Dirtminers. Great version of the classic by Kat and Marco. That was recorded at Radio Bean a couple of years back. Classic from Hana. I hope you’re not afraid of ghosts.

17.) Counting On A Ghost – Elephants of Scotland
18.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
19.) Raising The Dead – Carraway
20.) Nightmare On Elm Street Theme – Savage Hen

Savage created that little ditty one night at Robot Dog. Great imagery in the Carraway song. Hmmm, ghosts. OK, this next song is not about a ghost.

21.) Vampyre – David L Jarvis
22.) Hell Chicken – Swillbillie
23.) Halloween Jam – The Dead Shakers
24.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse

Great scary song from hearse. The Dead Shakers recorded that one at a session at Robot Dog recently. Gotta watch out for vampires and chickens from hell. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Sayonara.

25.) Black Cat – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs after
Do Not Walk Outside This Area – Fish (Congratulations on just getting married!!)
Skeleton Star – The Cush
With The Dead – Vultures of Cult
Please Mr Gravedigger – David Bowie
One More Grave – The Contrarian
Inevitability Of Death – The Tragically Hip
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie
Angels Of Death – Hawkwind
Stonehenge – Spinal Tap
ETI (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) – The Contrarian
Demon Eyes – Lake Superior
Ghost Train – Jerichovox
Angels And Demons – Invisible Homes
The Golden Ghost – Slingshot Dakota
Release The Dead – Chin Ho
Monsters – Cold Sweat
Full Moon Dark Places – Bull & Prairie
Killing Ghosts – Better Things
Monster’s Are Due – Doom Service
Children Of The Grave – Jesus Christ and the Hallucinogenic Allstars
regular programming

 

 

Radio Show 181 Thursday October 27, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music Halloween show on 107.1FM WBKM runs from 9-11pm US Eastern time and will go as follows:

Song before: Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat

intro

From our small mortuary to the great big graveyard, these are the skulls of Burlington. It’s been a terrifying few days in Burlington with cold wind and snow blanketing the beautiful red orange and gold leaves. The forecast is for it to get darker and darker until All Hallows Eve on Monday, then it will return to it’s usual lovely state. Our sponsor, Higher Ground, is likely going to send me to the gallows for not mentioning how great of a rock club they are but tonight I want to focus on the fusion of the physical world and the spirits that inhabit it. Our perception of life is merely the light dancing across shifting solid objects. Let’s explore this subject matter with a song called Shadow and Act by Invisible Homes on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington’s Kind Of Music, Plattsburgh’s kind of music and Danemora’s kind of music too.

1.) Shadow And Act – Invisible Homes
2.) Oh My God – Sarah Blacker
3.) Release The Dead – Chin Ho
4.) Angels And Devils – Invisible Homes

That was a song called Angels and Devils by Invisible Homes on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington, Plattsburgh, Danemora. Can you think of anything more terrifying than going back to your home after a long night at the clubs and finding it invisible? Once you find your way inside it must be hard to balance the angels and devils. For the tale before that I had to dig deep into one of our oldest graveyards to find the song Release the dead by Chin Ho. Did you enjoy Sarah Blacker’s tale of darkness and light in Oh My God? I hope Invisible Homes twin tales of Shadow and Act and Angels and Devils help you enjoy the thin thread between the worlds. Speaking of the devil. let’s take a journey to an ancient Vermont Farm for a song called Devil on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington’s Kind Of Music, Plattsburgh’s kind of music and Danemor’s kind of music too.

5.) Devil – farm
6.) Devil’s Work – Thompson Gunner
7.) Devil’s Right Hand – Swillbillie
8.) Devil Knows My Name – Great Western

Great Western must be terrified that the Devil Knows Their Name on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington, Plattsburgh, Danemora. Swillbillie told us a gruesome tale of a gun being used as The Devil’s Right Hand. Thompson Gunner told us a tale of he Devil’s Work, and Farm told us a story about freeing themselves from the hold of the Devil. Now, we shall let Hana Zara tell us about one of our most famous holiday’s. It’s called Day Of The Dead on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington’s Kind Of Music, Plattsburgh’s kind of music and Danemora’s kind of music too.

9.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
10.) Raising The Dead – Carraway
11.) Ninjas Vs Zombies – Phil Yates
12.) Two Weeks (’til The End Of The World) – Grand

Considering America’s imminent grand decision, perhaps it is just Two Weeks (’til the end of the world) as the band Grand so nicely stated on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington, Plattsburgh, Danemora. I hope you enjoyed Phil Yates’ tale of Ninjas Vs Zombies and the epic battle for life. If the zombies should win, at least they dance well, as Carraway explained in Raising The Dead. Hana Zara’s cheery tale of the Day Of The Dead should give you hope too, in the darkest of evenings. Are you afraid yet? I hope so because it’s time to be terrified. It’s time for Doom Service and a Welcome To The Hellmouth on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington’s Kind Of Music, Plattsburgh’s kind of music and Danemora’s kind of music too.

13.) Welcome To The Hellmouth – Doom Service
14.) Demon Eyes – Lake Superior
15.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
16.) Vampyre – David Jarvis

That was a tale of the Vampyre by Dave Jarvis on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington, Plattsburgh, Danemora. Dave will resurrect his old body and band for a show tomorrow and I hear word that the Vampyre will appear. Were you more afraid of Crazyhearse’s story of the Demon Moon or Lake Superior’s Demon eyes? Both were pretty frightening. I hope you enjoyed your Welcome To The Hellmouth with Doom Service. They put on the darkest of shows last Tuesday at Nectar’s. This next singer plays all the time, but to find Alice Austin, you must go to a Graveyard Before Dark on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington, Plattsburgh, Danemora.

17.) Graveyard Before Dark – Alice Austin
18.) One More Grave – The Contrarian
19.) Children Of The Grave – Jesus Christ and the Hallucinogenic Allstars
20.) Paranoid – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)

Even ghouls like to surf so I hope you enjoyed the cover of Paranoid by Surf Sabbath on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington, Plattsburgh, Danemora. Since Vultures of Cult and SWALE are playing Black Sabbath cover shows on Saturday I had to subject us to Children Of The Grave by Jesus Christ and the Hallucinogenic All Stars. The Contrarian took us on a trip through One More Grave and we started in The Graveyard Before Dark with newly married Alice Austin. As all of the undead know, once you are in the grave, there is only one way to go, down. Fortunately, you will be guided by Our Lady Of The Underground as told by Anais Mitchell on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington’s Kind Of Music, Plattsburgh’s kind of music and Danemora’s kind of music too.

21.) Our Lady Of The Underground – Anais Mitchell
22.) I Put A Spell On You – Marco Benevento and Kat Wright
23.) You’ll Make A Great Ghost – the grift
24.) Ghost Train – Jerichovox

Did you enjoy your journey on the Ghost Train with Jerichovox on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington, Plattsburgh, Danemora? I hope so, there will be more ghostly songs soon. The Grift thought You Will Make A Great Ghost and I agree. That was Marco Benevento and Kat Wright who admitted that I Put A Spell On You and Anais Mitchell was Our Lady Of The Underground. Some people are addicted to the supernatural but Aaron Flinn is forever Giving Up The Ghost on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington’s Kind Of Music, Plattsburgh’s kind of music and Danemors kind of music too.

25.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
26.) Counting On A Ghost – Elephants of Scotland
27.) Ghostified – Persian Claws
28.) Killing Ghosts – Better Things

Better things are lovely kids to think that they can go around Killing Ghosts on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington, Plattsburgh’, Danemora. The Persian Claws left us Ghostified and Elephants of Scotland regaled us with a tale of Counting On A Ghost. Aaron Flinn is still Giving Up The Ghost and may do so for all eternity. This next group of individuals has demised as a band, but spend some time before they left Planning My Funeral. They were briefly known as Poxy on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington’s Kind Of Music, Plattsburgh’s kind of music and Danemora kind of music too.

29.) Planning My Funeral – Poxy
30.) With The Dead – Vultures of Cult

As we approach Halloween, we are all With The Dead as foretold by Vultures of Cult on WBKM.ORG 107.1FM Burlington, Plattsburgh, Danemora. I hope you were terrified to check out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Goodbye. Farewell, See Ya, Sayonara.

31.) Black Cat – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs after:
Plague Of Ghosts (live USA 2000) – Fish
Phantom Girl – The Cush
Black 17 – The New Siberians
Crazy Hearse – Barbacoa
Voodoo Camero – Wide Wail
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot

 

Radio Show 177 Thursday September 29, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on 107.1FM WBKM.org. It went as flollows:

Songs lined up before the show
Golden Blunders – The Posies
Marching Bands Of Manhattan – Death Cab For Cutie
Uh-Oh – Slowdim
When You Were Mind – The Church Band
Sparks – The Color Exchange
Satellite – Guster
She’s Leaving Home – Silver Bridget
Sweet Dreams – Bethany Conner

recording begins
Song before: Things Change – Black Rabbit

promo
intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to begin by thanking Higher Ground for sponsoring us here at WBKM. There are a ton of bands playing around tonight and over the weekend. Let’s begin with a singer who is playing a show at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe on Saturday.

1.) Le Blues – Francesca Blanchard
2.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
3.) Mon Ange – Francesca Blanchard

Francesca will also play on Tuesday at Signal Kitchen so there are lots of ways to experience her music this week. This next singer will return to Radio Bean on Sunday.

4.) Vulture – Rorie Kelly
5.) Clocks On The Wall – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
6.) Sunbeam – Split Tongue Crow
7.) The Worst Part – Bethany Conner Music

Bethany played a tremendous show at Light Club Lamp Shop on Tuesday and I’m so glad I was there. Cool song from the Rutland band. I love that Jeremy Gilchrist song. He will be at Radio Bean on Sunday too. OK, let’s play the next song from Song For My Double.

8.) This Machine – Invisible Homes
9.) Phones – Violet Ultraviolet
10.) Arkansas Sheriff – Lake Superior
11.) Circle K – The New Siberians

Another great new song from the Siberians Black, Blue and White album. Cool rocker from LS. Cool new song from VU’s new Pop City album. I love that Woody Guthrie reference. This next singer is at Light Club Lamp Shop tonight.

12.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker
13.) Gettin High – Heavy Plains
14.) MSP2 – ROUGH FRANCIS
15.) Politicians In My Eyes – Death World Wide

Death played a show that was live on Facebook earlier today. They just played DC with Francis. This song makes me think of the debate on Monday where there was a Presidential candidate and some guy who kept saying look at me. Please choose wisely when voting. Francis played at Higher Ground tonight. Plains were at The Monkey House tonight. I should have been at all of those shows, and doing this radio show. That Milton song seemed a little appropriate tonight. This next band are at Foam Brewers tomorrow.

16.) Trans Am – Barbacoa
17.) It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks
18.) Round Sum – Cave Bees
19.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
20.) Popular Crowd – SWALE

That was a fun rocking set with a little life commentary from Bill. This next set has a theme. Any guesses?

21.) Shooting Starlight – Rue M.
22.) Dora Marr – Queen Tangerine
23.) Star – The New Siberians
24.) Under Bright Stars – Alice Austin

Great songs from Alice and a cool song from the Siberians first album. Rue will be playing the election night party in November. This next singer just posted a cool old video from 1991. We rocked a lot back then too.

25.) Naked Garden – Peg Tassey MUSIC
26.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz
27.) Way Down Hadestown – Anais Mitchell
28.) Basalt Anchor – Vedora

Great song from Caroline Marie. Anais is at Higher Ground tomorrow. Classic rock from the first two. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? See ya, ta ta….

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro
promo

Song after: Poet’s Moon – Fish
recording ends

lined up after:
Strontium Burning – TILT
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind Ant Talk To Me – Active Heed
Coming Down Again – Waylon Speed!
Down By The River/Like A Hurricane – Seth Yacovone Band
And You And I – Yes
Into The Void – Surf Sabbath
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
Carpet Of The Sun (live) – Renaissance
Breathing – Kate Bush
Stumble – Andriana Chobot
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
New Americana – Halsey
The Territory – Hana Zara
Flamenco – The Tragically Hip
Black 17 – The New Siberians
Cold Gin – Ace Frehley
Kill The King – Rainbow
Attack Of The Mad Axeman – Michael Schenker Group.
Springtime In Vienna – The Tragically Hip
Last American Right – The Cush
Margaret – Marillion
Block – The Church
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Butts Wigglin – The Tragically Hip
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music

 

Eat More Kale Festival at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks in Montpelier VT June 25, 2016 part 1   Leave a comment

Lake Superior at the Eat More Kale Festival Montpelier VT June 25 2016 Pic by Tim Lewis

Lake Superior at the Eat More Kale Festival Montpelier VT June 25 2016 Pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing a staggering amount of music yesterday. The Eat More Kale Festival had been on my radar but when Tony Gallucci asked me to join him and David Tibbs to represent WBKM I set the plan in motion.

The drive down was pleasant despite a bout of insomnia the night before an getting a little lost in Montpelier. It didn’t matter, I stopped and asked for directions and was soon at the festival. Parking was in the field next to Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and it was a long walk over the spongey ground to get to the festival, which was right behind the Sugarworks store.

I was a little late and could hear the band Some Hollow playing You Don’t Send Me Flowers Anymore. The band is a duo with a drummer and a singer/electric guitar player who added some harmonica to a couple of songs. They had a nice rocking sound and I enjoyed their cover of Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s gone. They played a few originals and I think I caught about five songs, including one about whiskey and one about kissing in the rain. They played well and set the stage for all of the bands that came after. The quality of the music all day long was pretty staggering.

 

 

Some Hollow at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Some Hollow at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

The festival had two stages and the schedule had few if any breaks in it. The moment Hollow wrapped up I headed to stage two for Christine Malcom. She sang and played acoustic guitar. She was joined by Rudy on acoustic guitar and I missed the name of the woman playing electric stand up bass. They had a folky country mellow sweet sound. They opened with the easy to sing along with Two Hearted Girl. They played a Townes Van Zandt song about going to Denver. Look At Me was the next song and it was followed by one about Jesse James. A Keb Mo song was next and they closed with a cheery song about loving my baby and telling everyone I know. Their songs were nice and their playing was good and it put me in a happy place. At the end they said they had just named the band Honey I’m Home.

 

 

Christine Malcom at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Christine Malcom at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I thought the next band would be back on stage 1 then read the schedule and headed back to stage 2. Rick Norcross played solo with an acoustic guitar, a nice voice and some genuinely funny comments between the songs. After opening with a song about Same Old Vermont he thanked us for the standing ovation. Granted, there were no chairs to sit on, but he would take it any way he got it. It made me laugh. He proceeded through the set playing songs about our lovely state in a mellow country style. Welcome To Our Vermont was nice. The story about spending time at the Shelburne Museum on the Ticonderoga was fascinating and the song about it was a great story. He pulled out an Asleep At The Wheel song then taught us all about Green Mountain Standard Time. He closed with an award winning song about living in Hardwick and having to go to the funeral home to purchase flowers for the prom. I stayed until the last note rang out despite hearing a loud sound from stage 1.

 

 

Rick Norcross at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Rick Norcross at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

Lake Superior hit the stage hard with an off kilter garage rock sound. They are a guitar/singer, bass, drums trio. They were loud and fun and it was good to have a band to rock out to. They played about seven songs and one featured some nice bluesy slide guitar. They were quite enjoyable and it was great to finally see them.

 

 

Lake Superior at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Lake Superior at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I raced back over to stage 2 as Boomslang began to play. They are a trio with two rappers and a DJ. Their music was bright and positive and full of enthusiasm. The kids in the slowly growing audience especially enjoyed their songs. Some choruses about We Got It Right Here, Check 1 2 3 and Lifting Off stood out. They finished the six song set with Do It Until The Floor Drops Out and fun was had by all. I wandered around the grounds a bit during their set, but the way all the stages and tents and booths were laid out, it was quite easy to hear the music from most anywhere in the festival. There were a couple of food and drink vendors, information booths about gardening and things, booths selling candles and t-shirts and even someone giving massages.

 

 

Boomslang at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Boomslang at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

After Boomslang finished up I headed over to Stage 1 for Casio Bastard. Actually, they announced their name was Casio Band, since there were a lot of kids around. That was a nice touch. They are a quartet with electric guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards/vocals. I’m not sure if they play funk, jam or just plain rock, but it’s likely some lovely combination. They had a song that wondered about the world being round when it seems flat. They had a nice instrumental jam that featured some delightful keys. They had a song that flowed like a river round and round. It had a great guitar jam in the late middle. They shifted to a reggae style for a song about kale and not killing the lion. They closed with another fun jam and I really enjoyed their set too. I think that was the point when it dawned on me that the day was just going to get more and more incredible.

 

Casio Bastard at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Casio Bastard at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I headed back to stage two for another highlight of the day. American String Circus are a quintet with a singer/ukulele player, singer/acoustic guitar player, a stand up bass, a violin and a beat box, or whatever that box that drummers sometimes sit on and hit the front with their hands is called. Their sound was warm and friendly folk with a nice edge. They sang songs about forgiving you. letting your true self show, finally having your eyes open and being out where you want. One song was called Hold me and one had an alluring line about switchblade eyes. They ended the set with a cover and played a mellow folksy version of I Will Survive that was so good, it was the song playing in my head after I had completed the long drive home at the end of the evening. I just can’t say enough nice things about their band.

 

 

American String Circus at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

American String Circus at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

Up next was the first band of the day that I knew. I headed to stage 1 and Binger opened with a blistering version of Strings. They are a singer/electric guitar player, singer/bass player and drummer trio. The songs have a funky groove and really rock hard at times. The vocals are a mix of singing and rapping and their lyrics are quite inspirational. They ripped through the instrumental King Vice and Braden Winslow unleashed some serious lead guitar pyrotechnics throughout the set. They played a cover of Put It In My Pocket. They played the brand new Spaces In Between then a song called Check Your Pockets that sounded powerful and lovely. They wrapped the set by getting the audience to join in on the chorus of Yes You Can and fun was had by all.

 

 

Binger at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Binger at the Eat More Kale festival in Montpelier VT June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

OK, I’m going to stop here. This takes us up to 2:30 in the afternoon with nine hours of music to follow.